2021 Costs of Ownership Study Update

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Our 2021 depreciation, maintenance, insurance and other costs have been updated. See where your favorite vehicles rank.

By CarEdge.com (CarEdge Staff) | Published on April 21st, 2021 | Last Updated on
By CarEdge.com (CarEdge Staff)
Published on April 21st, 2021. Last Updated on .

Our first major update for 2021 has been published! We now have cost analysis and rankings for over 250 vehicles. This takes into account all major expenses related to owning a vehicle: depreciation, maintenance, insurance, loan interest and fuel. Here are some of the best in each category:

Popular Brands

Best 5 Year Resale Value

Toyota Tacoma

Lowest 10 Year Maintenance Costs

Toyota Prius

Least Expensive Car to Insure

Mazda CX-5

Least Expensive Car to Own Overall

Toyota RAV4


Luxury Brands

Best 5 Year Resale Value

Porsche 911

Lowest 10 Year Maintenance Costs

Tesla Model 3

Least Expensive Car to Insure

Acura RDX

Least Expensive Car to Own Overall

Lexus RX 350


Cars that are all-new to the site for this update are the BMW M2 and the McLaren 570S. We've also added historical depreciation curves for the following models that we now have at least 5 years worth of data for: Honda HR-VMazda CX-3Mercedes-Benz GLC-ClassMercedes-Benz GLE-ClassMercedes-Benz MetrisMINI ClubmanNissan Titan XD and the Tesla Model X.

As always, we appreciate your continued feedback and suggestions. Look for some exciting new features to be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.


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